Monday, March 15, 2010

Vices For Hands

Ask a local gym rat, athlete or body builder how strong they are and you usually get a response about how much they can bench press. When was the last time you ever heard them talk about grip strength? Grip strength plays a huge role in the success of many sports but yet is highly neglected in most strength and conditioning programs.

Grip strength is the limiting factor of how much weight can be lifted, for example in the pull up. Most people fail at pull-ups not because of back strength, but because their grip strength is insufficient. To compensate, many athletes use wrist wraps.

Taken from Dragon Door, read the rest here

2 Pood Kettlebell Swings..."It's all in the hips. It's all in the hips."


Slosh Pipe hold

Pull Ups


Rest 5 minutes then

4 Rounds for time
10 Tire Flips
10 Chest Slap Push Ups
10 Wall Ball Shots (Men use 20#/Women use 10#)

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  1. Bike to Chris's in a nasty wind 29:33
    Slosh Pipe 1:40
    Pullups blue, red, purple and one very ugly body weight

    Met-con, 10 standard full body push ups 16:02